AN orange alert has been issued for the Costa del Sol this Sunday.

According to weather agency AEMET, there will be winds of up to 75km/hr accompanied by rain throughout the day.

There will be force 8 winds at sea and four-metre waves, the agency has warned.

The rains will last until Thursday and will be strongest on Tuesday.

Saturday will see a minimum of 8 C and a maximum of 16 C; while on Sunday the minimum will drop to 7 C.

As of Monday the minimum temperatures will rise, up to 12 C and the maximum will reach 19 C.